Think the Best & Hope the Best

Ryan is home!

He’s going through police academy right now and is only home on weekends. We had another rough night with our baby last night and I was complaining to him about how tired I am. He said at the academy they’ve been talking a lot about how your thoughts influence your life. As a Man Thinketh is apparently a well-known essay that I’ve never read, but that’s what he said to me. He looked me in the eye and said, “as a man thinketh” and told me that if I tell myself that I’m too tired and can’t do it, then I won’t be able to. Instead, I have to say, “Yeah I’m tired, but I got enough sleep to function so I’m good.”

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar

See why I married him? He is the yin to my yang. The positive to my negative. I am so thankful for him.

​When I only get 2 hours of sleep at night, I have a terrible day when I tell myself over and over that I’m too tired to do anything. However, when I fight that urge and tell myself that I can do it and instead am grateful that I got any sleep at all, the world is a totally different place. Granted, a lot of times positive thinking is easier said than done, especially if you’re like me and you struggle with a mood disorder. But don’t give up. Keep trekking on. Find what keeps you going, and focus on that. Most importantly, if you need help, get it.

I’ve noticed that the way I think not only affects myself, but my family. If my head is full of negative thoughts, it shows and my family feels it. It’s contagious. Fortunately, a good mood can be just as contagious as a bad one. I believe that people who have more gratitude and always try to see the good in every situation have a light about them. I don’t know about you, but I want to be that light that shines in the darkness. So here’s my new mantra: Yes, I’m tired but life is good. My family is beautiful and happy and healthy. We are blessed.

#Faith #PoliceAcademy

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